That’s why we created A Step Ahead, a team-based walking game for companies. Your employees use their real world steps and exercise to go on missions in a fictional world inhabited by zombies, alien invaders, rogue robots, medieval creatures and much more. A Step Ahead is used by some of the biggest companies in the world because of its world-class engagement.
Get the best engagement you’ve ever had. ASA averages 94.4% sustained engagement.
Set new participation records. ASA averages a 32.5% participation increase.
Create a challenge online in seconds or let our concierge service handle everything for you.
Engage your in-person, remote, and distributed employees to participate together.
Create healthy habits that result in healthier employees who cost less to insure.
Get more out of your other wellness initiatives because your employees are more active and engaged.
“While other gamified wellness services exist, A Step Ahead remains the only true game in the space, and the program results are a leap forward for the industry that others should take note of.”
“While other gamified wellness services exist, A Step Ahead remains the only true game in the space, and the program results are a leap forward for the industry that others should take note of.“
“Gamification” is just a marketing buzzword. If you want next-level engagement you don’t want gamified, you want a game.
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“Gamification” is just a marketing buzzword. If you want next-level engagement, like 94.4% retention… you don’t want gamified, you want a game.
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Players sync their real-world steps, which are used as currency for team movement in the game. Step goals are per team member, so teams of varying sizes as fitness levels can all play together.
Players sync their real-world workouts to generate in-game Power, which is used to battle enemies, overcome obstacles and heal teammates when damage is taken.
Players start each week in a new safehouse, with their team’s steps driving progression across the game board and unlocking new chapters in the ongoing story.
Players are chased from behind by an enemy mob, and getting caught can have consequences. For example, in our Outbreak™ virtual walking challenge series, players who are caught by the zombie horde can be turned into zombies, who must then choose to walk their way back to health or chase their coworkers as a member of the zombie horde.
A Step Ahead syncs steps and exercise from all your favorite wearables and apps via Apple Health (on iOS) and Google Fit (on Android), including Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin and many more. Employees can even track their steps using just their smartphone, no fitness wearable required.
Employees register directly in the ASA app using your organization’s personalized Invite Code. The app will then walk them through joining a team, connecting a fitness tracker, and creating their character. Getting started couldn’t be easier.
Team-based games are incredibly engaging. Employees form into teams in the ASA app, and gameplay intelligently scales to team size so teams of different sizes can play together. Teams can be local, remote, or blended. A Step Ahead is location agnostic, so teams can be comprised of employees from around the globe.
Each employee crafts their own in-game avatar. From the body type, to hair, facial features and clothing, everything is customizable with millions of possible combinations. As employees complete challenges, they earn new loot for their avatar, creating a character that’s special and unique over time.
Teams score points based on a number of factors, including how quickly they reach each safehouse, reaching their daily team step goal, and more. A Step Ahead is a game with strategy, and understanding teams’ positions on the leaderboard is key to winning.
Nobody wants to see 500 teams in a challenge. It’s overwhelming and can cause participants to feel lost. Our advanced divisions system allows large organizations to have huge participation with manageable challenge sizes. Divisions can be any size needed, and can even compete against each other on a special divisional leaderboard.
Each A Step Ahead challenge is a mission in an ongoing storyline. With multiple challenge series to choose from, your employees can adventure to uncover the mysteries of the zombie outbreak, battle a rogue A.I., or defend Earth from invading aliens, and much more, in dozens of unique adventures in an ever expanding fictional universe.
Our proprietary step tracking technology intelligently discerns between steps that are synced from a user’s fitness tracker/pedometer and steps that are manually typed in, allowing you to limit manually typed in steps, or eliminate them altogether for a challenge with 100% verified activity.
You have complete control to manage every aspect of your virtual walking challenge with our online Mission Manager. The most-used features are included for free with every challenge, with more advanced tools available as an optional upgrade.
An easy-to-use drag and drop editor that allows you to create and manage teams, move players and more.
Edit your start date at any time until your challenge starts.
Easily add more participant seats to your challenge.
Send beautifully designed invite emails directly from the admin tools.
Manage Invite Settings
Control whether players can purchase their own tickets and invite others to the challenge.
Custom Step Caps Via TruStep™
Customize how many steps your players are able to earn each day, including additional limits on how many of those steps can be manually entered.
Get detailed weekly team and player reports in addition to the included end-of-challenge report.
Premium Registration Materials
Easily generate a premium registration poster (PDF) and registration emails.
Custom Push Notifications
Send custom messages to your participants in the ASA app via push notifications.
Schedule a one-time setup call with one of our mission specialists to make sure you’re getting the most of your A Step Ahead challenge.